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Sale 1043 — Confederate States Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 18-19 April, 2013

Category — 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2153
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2153, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 21-23/31-33/41-43, block of nine with left sheet margin, Position 21 Spur variety, original gum, h.r., rich color, typical gum creases, couple minor flaws incl. small or tiny thin spots, horizontal crease between first and second row, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as block of four, two pairs and single

2,775
450
2154
ngbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2154, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 43-44/3-4 in the transfer group of 50 (43-44/53-54 in the pane of 100), unused (no gum), Position 44 dot in margin variety, some areas of toning and thin spots, Very Good-Fine, a scarce position piece, with 2010 Hartmann certificate

E. 150-200
90
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2155
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2155, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 39-40/49-50, block of four showing clear vertical plate scratch extending from lower part of top left stamp thru bottom margin, original gum, h.r., full to large margins incl. sheet margin at right, scattered toning spots and gum wrinkles or creases, Very Fine appearance, with 2010 Hartmann certificate, Scott Retail as normal block of four

1,300
325
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2156
ogbl
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2156, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 49-50/9-10 in the transfer group of 50 (49-50/59-60 in the pane of 100), original gum, transient white spot in top right stamp, pretty color, typical gum bends or creases, Fine-Very Fine, with Hartmann certificate identifying it as printing stone 2

1,300
425
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2157
og
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2157, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2, Misplaced Transfer (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2, Misplaced Transfer (4)5c Blue, Stone 2, Misplaced Transfer (4). Position 45 on the transfer stone, browned original gum, doubling at top and upper left indicates the misplaced transfer but impossible to tell which printing stone position was replaced, Very Fine, accompanied by letter from John Kimbrough confirming the misplaced transfer, Scott Retail as normal

225
190
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2158
og
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2158, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Horizontal pair with narrow vertical gutter, original gum, deep rich color, full to clear margins, diagonal and corner creases, Fine appearance

1,250
250
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2159
og
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2159, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Position 40, flower plate variety in upper right margin, large part original gum, large margins to clear at top left, hinge thin at top, Very Fine appearance

75
40
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2160
og
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2160, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Three singles, Position 33 showing "C" and E" joined, also Positions 37 and 47, disturbed original gum, range of shades, full to large margins, flaws incl. thins and creases, last with small area of toning, Fine-Very Fine appearance, Position 33 with 2006 C.S.A. certificate

2,250
225
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2161
 
5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Balance of 23 stamps, mostly Stone 2, couple Stone 3, singles, pairs and strip of three, both unused and used, most show collectible varieties, incl. acid streak, Cedilla "C", unused and used spur variety, unused and used smeared "E", pair with cigar variety, striking over-inked variety almost completely filled-in, unused and used ragged oval border, unused pair Position 4-5, one stamp line in "E", unused Goose Neck, unused white triangle, strip of three Stone 3 Position 1-3, leaking "N", Position 44 dot in margin next to "Five", also one cover addressed by member of C.S.A. Congress, flaws to be expected, overall Fine appearance with some Very Fine, fascinating group of varieties, five C.S.A. certificates accompany, Scott Retail more than $3,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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2162
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2162, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Positions 41/1 from the transfer stone of 50 (41/51 from the printing stone right pane of 100),, vertical pair crossing two transfers of the stone, Position 1 showing the Leaking "N" variety, tied by manuscript "Nanafalia Ala/July 30" postmark and used as forwarding postage on cover to Dayton Ala., pair affixed over 10c Blue, Paterson (2), top sheet margin, tied by "Chattanooga Ten. Jul. 3, 1862" circular datestamp, pair with light pre-use corner crease at bottom right, some inconsequential gum staining on 10c stamp

VERY FINE. A STRIKING AND RARE FORWARDED COVER WITH A COMBINATION OF THE 10-CENT PATERSON AND THE 5-CENT BLUE FROM STONE THREE.

With Hartmann certificate verifying the plating

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200
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2163
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2163, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 43/3 from the transfer stone of 50 (43/53 from the printing stone right pane of 100), vertical pair crossing two transfers and showing strong misalignment, top stamp Clipped Transfer (appears in only one of 200 positions on printing stone), tied by "Austin Tx. Sep. 11, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover to Bastrop Tex., original letter datelined Comptroller's Office enclosed, stain at bottom right extends to back but does not affect pair, otherwise Very Fine, ex Knapp and accompanied by letter to him about the cover, with Hartmann certificate verifying the plating

E. 400-500
450
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2164
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2164, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stones 2, 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stones 2, 3 (4)5c Blue, Stones 2, 3 (4). Two singles tied by "Memphis Ten. Apr. 29, 1862" circular datestamp on cover to Belton Tex., left stamp Stone 3, Position 41, smeared "E" in "Postage" variety, right stamp Stone 2, Position 43, slightly irregular separation into bottom of one and right of other, otherwise Very Fine and unusual use from both stones on cover, Scott Retail as single Stone 3 on cover $500.00

E. 400-500
225
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2165
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2165, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 3 (4)5c Blue, Stone 3 (4). Position 33, joined "C" and E" variety, tied by "Charleston S.C. Apr. 22, 1862" circular datestamp and affixed over uncancelled United States 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) (moved to left for display) on cover to Petersburg Va. with "S. Wyatt & Co., Southern Tobacco Agency, Commission Merchants, Charleston, S.C." corner card, 5c stamp with tiny edge tear, clipped corner, 3c stamp corner torn off and replaced, cover with piece missing and repair at top, missing backflap, Fine appearance, a striking and unusual combination of Southern Tobacco Agency corner card and obsolete U.S. 3c stamp, which served no postal duty

E. 750-1,000
450
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2166
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2166, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Spur variety, huge margins to clear incl. top left corner margin, tied by "Knoxville Ten. Apr. ?" circular datestamp on homemade cover to Pittsboro N.C., missent and forwarded from Pattonsburgh Va. where blue "Missent" and "Forwarded" handstamps applied with matching "Pattonsburgh Va. Apr. 29" datestamp, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, unusual use missent to an entirely different state, the forwarding markings are reportedly unique, ex Powell, with 2006 C.S.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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2167
ng
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2167, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 24-28, strip of five, unused (no gum), second stamp showing Goose Neck variety at lower right, long broken horizontal crease mended and reinforced, also couple thin spots, Very Fine appearance, Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the variety

750
150
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2168
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2168, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Position 25 showing Goose Neck variety at lower right, large margins all around, rich color, tied by partly clear strike of Austin Tex. double-circle datestamp on State of Texas, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Official Business corner card cover to Brig. Gen. Robert Bechem at New Braunfels Tex., very slightly reduced at left, small pen notation on back, fresh and Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 300-400
650
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2169
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2169, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Five covers, each showing a different plate variety, incl. Goose Neck flaw, dot on nose, short transfer, Spur, and ragged line, one on C.S.A. Surgeon General's Office corner card (repaired and slightly reduced), one cancelled by red "Paid" straightline with matching Camden S.C. double-circle datestamp, one with huge left sheet margin, a few typical flaws to be expected, appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group of plate varieties

E. 500-750
550
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2170
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2170, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Position 41, ample margins to close at left, tied by "Victoria Tex. May 5" circular datestamp in ocher on yellow cover to Houston Tex., some toning and scattered age spots, small pen notation on back, still Fine, very rare, ex "Camina"

E. 300-400
400
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2171
c
Sale Number 1043, Lot Number 2171, 5c Blue Lithograph (Scott 4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4), 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)5c Blue, Stone 2 (4). Positions 41-42, horizontal pair, tied by "New Orleans La. 7 Apr." (1862) circular datestamp on yellow cover to Orange C.H. Virginia, file fold thru pair near top, part of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce use as the 5c Blue Lithograph was available for only approximately two months before the federal occupation of New Orleans

E. 400-500
600
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